The Legend of Johnny Ringo

Johnny Ringo

The legend of Johnny Ringo is just that.

Ringo was born in Indiana, not Texas.  He dropped out of school at age 14; he was not a college grad (or attendee) and he couldn’t speak Latin.

And his fast gun reputation isn’t supported by the record.  He and a friend gunned down an unarmed man in September 1875.  He may have been involved in another killing the next month—of another unarmed man.  There’s no evidence Ringo put a fatal bullet in anyone else.

Except himself, in a fit of drunken depression in July 1882.

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